7 Reason Why You Should Eat Egg For Breakfast
Forget counting calories and cutting out carbs. The key to losing weight could be as simple as having two egg for breakfast.
Scientists have shown that those who start their day with poached, boiled or scrambled eggs can lose up to two-thirds more weight than others.
So the old adverts which urged us to “Go to work on an egg” could have been right after all.
The secret of the egg’s success lies in its ability to make us feel full for longer than many other foods.
Researchers from Louisiana State University in the U.S. looked at the eating habits of a group of overweight and obese women.
The women, who were following a low-fat diet, were asked to eat either two eggs a day for breakfast, or have a bagel.
The two meals contained the same number of calories and weighed roughly the same amount.
However, after eight weeks of breakfasting, the slimmers who had eaten eggs had lost the most weight.
As well as shedding 65 per cent more pounds than the bageleaters, they had lost almost twice as many inches from their waistline, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology’s annual conference heard yesterday.
The study, which was part-funded by the American Egg Board, also showed that those who had breakfasted on eggs felt as if they had more energy.
Previous work by the same researchers showed that those who ate eggs for breakfast felt fuller for longer than those who had a bagel and cheese.
As a result, they ate less during the rest of the day.
It is not completely clear why eggs are so good at making us feel full but it is thought their high protein content could play a large part.